Fried Camembert Recipe from France with Apples

Fried Camembert

Fried Camembert Recipe from France with Apples
Region / culture: France | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 5 minutes | Servings: 4


Fried Camembert
Fried Camembert

Fried Camembert is a delicious and indulgent dish that combines the creamy richness of Camembert cheese with a crispy, golden crust. This dish is perfect for cheese lovers looking for a decadent appetizer or snack.


The origins of fried Camembert are not entirely clear, but it is believed to have originated in France, where Camembert cheese is a popular and beloved ingredient. The dish has since spread to other countries and is now enjoyed by cheese enthusiasts around the world.


How to prepare

  1. In a bowl, mix the cayenne pepper and flour together.
  2. Roll each portion of Camembert in the flour mixture, then dip it in beaten egg, and finally coat it with breadcrumbs.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 350°F (177°C), or until a bread cube browns in 60 seconds.
  4. Fry the portions of Camembert for about 30 seconds, or until they turn golden brown.
  5. Drain the fried Camembert portions on kitchen paper to remove excess oil.
  6. Garnish with apple wedges and serve immediately.


  • Try using different types of cheese, such as Brie or goat cheese, for a unique twist on this dish.
  • Add herbs or spices to the breadcrumb coating for extra flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use a high-quality Camembert cheese for the best flavor and texture.

- Be careful not to overcook the cheese, as it can become too runny and lose its shape.

- Serve the fried Camembert immediately after frying for the best taste and texture.

Serving Suggestions

Fried Camembert can be served as an appetizer with a side of cranberry sauce or a green salad. It can also be enjoyed as a snack with a glass of wine.

Cooking Techniques

Frying is the best cooking technique for fried Camembert, as it creates a crispy crust while keeping the cheese creamy and gooey on the inside.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have Camembert cheese, you can use Brie or another soft cheese instead. You can also use panko breadcrumbs for a lighter and crispier coating.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the flour mixture, egg wash, and breadcrumb coating ahead of time and store them in separate bowls until you are ready to fry the Camembert.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the fried Camembert on a platter with apple wedges and a drizzle of honey for a beautiful and appetizing presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Fried Camembert pairs well with a variety of wines, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, or Champagne. It also goes well with a crisp cider or a fruity beer.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Fried Camembert is best enjoyed fresh and hot, but you can store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, place the fried Camembert in a preheated oven at 350°F (177°C) for 5-10 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of fried Camembert contains approximately 300 calories.


Each serving of fried Camembert contains approximately 10 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of fried Camembert contains approximately 20 grams of fat.


Each serving of fried Camembert contains approximately 15 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Fried Camembert is a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin B12.


Fried Camembert contains dairy and eggs, so it may not be suitable for those with allergies to these ingredients.


Fried Camembert is a rich and indulgent dish that is high in fat and protein. It is best enjoyed in moderation as a special treat.


Fried Camembert is a delicious and indulgent dish that is perfect for cheese lovers looking for a decadent treat. With a crispy crust and a gooey, creamy center, this dish is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your cheese cravings. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I distinctly remember the first time I saw this recipe for Fried Camembert. It was many years ago, when I was just a young girl living in the countryside. My grandmother, who was a wonderful cook, had a friend who owned a small cheese shop in town. This friend would often bring over different types of cheeses for my grandmother to try, and one day, she brought over a wheel of Camembert.

I had never seen or tasted Camembert before, and I was instantly intrigued by its creamy texture and strong aroma. My grandmother decided to experiment with it and came up with the idea of frying it. She cut the Camembert into slices, coated them in breadcrumbs, and fried them until they were golden brown and crispy on the outside.

I remember taking my first bite of that Fried Camembert and being blown away by the rich, gooey cheese that oozed out with every bite. It was a truly unforgettable experience, and I knew that I had to learn how to make it myself.

Over the years, I have refined and perfected my recipe for Fried Camembert, drawing inspiration from various sources and adding my own unique twist to it. One of the key ingredients in my recipe is the breadcrumbs, which I make myself by toasting stale bread and blending it into fine crumbs. This gives the Fried Camembert a delicious crunch that perfectly complements the creamy cheese.

Another important aspect of my recipe is the frying process. I have learned through trial and error that the key to achieving the perfect Fried Camembert is to fry it at just the right temperature – not too hot, or the cheese will burn, and not too cold, or it will not cook through properly. I have also experimented with different types of oils for frying, and have found that a combination of olive oil and butter gives the best results.

My recipe for Fried Camembert has become a family favorite, and I often make it for special occasions and gatherings. Every time I serve it, I am reminded of that first taste of Fried Camembert that sparked my love for cooking and inspired me to create my own culinary masterpieces.

I am grateful to my grandmother's friend for introducing me to Camembert and inspiring me to experiment with different ingredients and flavors. I have come a long way since that first taste of Fried Camembert, but the memory of that moment will forever hold a special place in my heart. And as I continue to cook and create new recipes, I will always remember the humble beginnings of my journey as a cook and the joy that sharing food with loved ones brings.


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